Archive of films Bird Hearts / Fuglehjerter

2015, 25 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2015

Just prior to his birthday, 25-year-old Benjamin faces a plethora of internal doubts. He is unsure of the arrival of his younger, more successful brother, and even his girlfriend deepens his insecurity by relating the story of her most erotic encounter ever – and it wasn’t with him.… A sensitive movie about a small life crisis that anyone might go through as a birthday approaches.


Benjamin and Maya live happily together in a small apartment in Oslo. But the arrival of Benjamin’s successful younger brother Tobias and a subsequent party fairly poison their idyll. Maya’s innocent telling of an erotic adventure she had causes Benjamin’s insecurities to surface. Am I a good lover? Have I accomplished enough in my life? His 26th birthday is coming up and it seems that his family is more interested in an essay Tobias got published or the cake baked by his younger sister. A sensitive movie about a small life crisis that anyone might go through as a birthday approaches.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel (b. 1990, Oslo, Norway) rounded out bachelor’s studies at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology with Bird Hearts (2015). He currently lives in Oslo where he enjoys drumming in his free time.


Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
Screenplay: Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
Dir. of Photography: Daniel Warren
Music: Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg
Editor: Jonas Ekroll Bakkelund
Producer: Martine Solberg
Production: Westerdals Oslo ACT
Cast: André Sørum, Stine Sørensen, Steinar Klouman Hallert
Contact: Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel


Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

Film Director

Stine Oppegaard

Film Institution Rep.

Martine Solberg


Daniel Warren

Director of Photography

Jonas Ekroll Bakkelund

Film Editor

Odin Eggen Brække

Sound Designer


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